HB 905 – Relating to the Department of Transportation (DOT)
On Wednesday, April 10, HB 905 by Representative Alex Andrade (R-Pensacola) was heard in the House State Affairs Committee and was voted favorably with 23 yeas and 0 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this legislation.
- Prohibits local governments from adopting standards or specifications for the permissible use of aggregates that are contrary to DOT’s standards or specifications;
- Requires any contractor desiring to bid on DOT contracts in excess of $50 million to have satisfactorily completed two, $15 million projects prior to being eligible to bid;
- Increases the dollar threshold for certain contract claims that may go before the State Arbitration Board.
HB 905 will now move to the House floor.
AIF supports legislation that streamlines DOT regulations and provides quality infrastructure for the businesses operating on our roads.
SB 7068 – Relating to Transportation
On Thursday, April 11, SB 7068, sponsored by the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee, was heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee and was reported favorably with 20 yeas and 0 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this legislation.
This bill creates the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance Program within the Florida Department of Transportation. The program is designed to advance construction of regional corridors that will accommodate multiple modes of transportation and multiple types of infrastructure. The specific purpose of the program is to revitalize rural communities, encourage job creation in those communities, and provide regional connectivity while leveraging technology, enhancing quality of life and public safety, and protecting the environment and natural resources.
SB 7068 will now move to the Senate floor.
AIF supports legislation that revitalizes rural communities and allows Florida businesses to create jobs and enhance the quality of life in the state.